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Tracey Morrell Williams, Sr.

November 7, 1969 — April 17, 2024

Tracey Morrell Williams Sr. affectionately known as "Mi Mi" (pronounced Me Me) departed this life on April 17, 2024 in Newport News, Va. He was born to Raleigh Wilson Williams Sr. and Carrie Ann Williams.

As a young boy, Tracey initially resided in Surry, Va and years later during his early childhood his family eventually moved to 22nd Street in Newport News, Va where he grew up. He was a member of The Boy Scouts (Troop 72) and he enjoyed nature, outdoor activities and working with his hands. Throughout his childhood he honed in on his interests in working on things and eventually perfected several crafts in which he used throughout his lifetime. He went on to attend Huntington Middle School where he took a woodshop class and later, Warwick High School where he played football and further expanded his knowledge and interest in working with his hands by participating in a vocational- technical class.

Tracey has always had a love for hunting and fishing and throughout his adult years it bonded him with so many people who eventually grew to be great friends. He’d go fishing and hunting and give majority, and sometimes all of what he caught away.  He used his knowledge of working on things to help others in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. Carpentry, mechanical, electrical, landscaping and operating complex machinery and vehicles were simple feats for Tracey.

He worked several years for Surry County Government and later went on to work for Carroll’s Foods of Virginia in Waverly, Va and Kings Mill in Williamsburg, Va. He eventually went on to work and use his skills to complete jobs for locals and businesses in and out of state. For numerous years, up until his passing, Tracey worked part- time for Mr. Milton Gwaltney who Tracey has described as a father-like figure to him.

Tracey had a heart of gold and truly cared for his family and others that loved and surrounded him. He held a special place in his heart for his kids and loved them immensely. There was never a dull moment around Tracey. He loved to laugh and be in good company and fellowship. He could cook and grill chef’s kiss meals and if you knew him you know that at the drop of a beat or an oldie but goodie song, he would jig and dance like no other. If the beat felt really good to him, he'd yell "Go Mi Mi, Go Mi Mi!". He would laugh and joke and left a genuine presence and impression on those he interacted with.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh Williams Sr. and Carrie Williams, brothers, Raleigh Williams Jr., George Sheppard Sr., and sister Sandra Tyler.

He leaves to cherish his memories his five beloved children: Tracey M. Williams Jr., Jaylen Williams, JaMarcus Williams, Tiara Brown, and Tiani Miller. Two grandchildren, Cameron Williams and Clordell Hawthorne; A bonus daughter,  Shequella Greene and granddaughter, Jameliah Greene. His remaining siblings: Darlene (Edward), Qadirah/Minyarn (Miles), Kevin (Darlene), and Stacey. Several nieces, nephews and a host of close, brother-like friends.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024 viewing will take place from 3-6pm at First Gravel Hill Baptist Church.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00pm on Wednesday April 24, 2024 at First Gravel Hill Baptist Church .  Please keep the Williams family in your prayers.
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